Future Students

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the HCDE Master's degree, students assume leadership roles in human centered design and engineering in academia, industry, government, and non-profits. 

Graduates of the HCDE Master's program are able to: 

  • Evaluate and understand human needs as a basis for designing and engineering new technologies.
  • Create visual, interactive, experience and systems designs and prototypes.
  • Master conceptual frameworks that motivate interdisciplinary research and design in human-centered design fields.
  • Select and critically evaluate user research methods for a variety of stakeholders and product contexts.
  • Translate organizational requirements into interface and product solutions, while accounting for all stakeholder perspectives and working ethically and collaboratively.      
  • Communicate effectively in oral, written, and visual forms, while scaling communications to audience needs and sociotechnical contexts.

HCDE Alumni at Work

Andrea Chin (MS '14), User Experience Researcher, McGraw-Hill Education